YMMV / Planes

  • Awesome Music: The music from the Planes "Take Flight" teaser.
  • Cliché Storm: The film is just the typical "underdog overcomes the odds and wins in the end" story, except the characters are vehicles.
  • Critic-Proof: Critics hated the film, regarding it as a bland retread of Cars created only to sell more toys. This didn't stop the film from making back its budget.
  • Mis-blamed: Much of the Hatedom for this movie is aimed at Pixar despite the movie being written and designed by DisneyToon Studios and animated by Prana Studios in India (due to outsourcing).
  • Moral Event Horizon: Ripslinger sending Ned and Zed to sabotage Dusty during the China-Mexico stretch.
  • One-Scene Wonder: John Ratzenberger's character, a ditzy and Motor Mouth jet-tug. Probably one of few memorable things from the movie.
  • The Scrappy: Some people consider Rochelle to be this while Dusty is considered an incredibly boring and generic protagonist.
  • Snark Bait: A favorite target for non-fans of the Cars movies and their definitive "proof" that the series is nothing but an embarrassing cash grab by a once-respected studio.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Since Dusty's daydream at the beginning of the film plays like a scene from Top Gun, it's no surprise that the soundtrack strongly resembles Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone".
  • Tastes Like Diabetes
  • What an Idiot!: Well, well, well, Ripslinger. Had you not turned yourself to the cameras near the finish line, you wouldn't have let Dusty win.
    • Actually exploited on Dusty's part. Rip's habit of doing this was pointed out to him earlier in the film, and he took advantage of it to sneak by Ripslinger in his blind-spot and steal first place.